William Bakewell

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William G. (Bill) Bakewell, age 93, of Finksburg, MD and formerly of Alicia, PA died peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017. He was born on September 16, 1924 in West Brownsville, PA. Son of the late John Albert and Mary Ellen (Weiss) Bakewell. Bill was preceded in death by his wife: Mary Elizabeth "Bib" (Seese) Bakewell. His son: Ronald Bakewell who was killed in action during the Vietnam War, 2 Brothers and a Sister: John Albert Bakewell II, Harold Bakewell, Margaret (Peg) Bakewell. He was a Veteran of WWII, and served his country honorably with The US Navy in The Pacific Theater and was a crew Member of The USS Yorktown CV-10, Member of The American Legion Post #295 of Brownsville, PA and The Former V.F.W. Brownsville, PA. Bill always made sure there was a United States Flag flying in his yard. He enjoyed trap shooting and visiting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved to watch Pittsburgh Steelers Football. Bill is survived by his son: Kenneth E. Bakewell - Finksburg, MD and Patricia Rorden - Cave Junction, OR who was like a daughter to him. 2 grandchildren: Leigh Chapman & husband Andy, Jackson Ronald William Bakewell, 2 great-grandchildren: Cole Chapman and Emma Chapman. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in The Skirpan Funeral Home 135 Park Street Brownsville, PA on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8PM and on Saturday from 9:00AM until 10:00AM where a Funeral Service will be held with Rev. Louis Piel officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park where Full Military Honors will be accorded by The Fayette County Vietnam Veterans Association. www.skirpanfuneralhome.com

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Skirpan Funeral Home
135 Park St
Brownsville, PA 15417
(724) 785-6488
Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 15, 2017
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